Barely Getting Ready for Fall TV

The Fall TV season is upon us and I am completely unprepared. I wish I could tell you I have been out and about pursuing my Happiness Project resolutions, but this is not the case. My post headstand bliss and inspiration has been put on hold by extremely important power point projects that my boss says will  “change the way my company does business.” Is this more important than Fall TV? This is debatable, but my power point skills do support my cable, TiVo, and Entertainment Weekly subscriptions.

I was able to take some time today to (1) order a new TiVo DVR expander to store all of the shows I won’t have time to watch this fall (2) peruse the Entertainment Weekly Fall TV issue.

I am much more excited about my many returning favorites, than anything new this fall, but I don’t want to miss out any important pop culture events, so here is what I will be checking out:

NashvilleThis is the only one I am actually “excited” about. Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights, American Horror Story) is a middle-aged country music singer in a bitter rivalry with up-and-comer Hayden Panetteire (the cheerleader from Heros).  Sounds like Country Strong every week (this is a good thing)! Love my musical shows.  Love Connie. It is an EW best pick. I predict this will stay on rotation. (ABC, Wed, 10-11pm, Oct 10th)

The Mindy Project – Supposedly promising new comedy staring the actress that played Kelly Kapoor on the Office (who also exec produces). The show centers around a “highly competent ob-gyn who’s private life is a mess of failed romances”.  Sounds kind of familiar….. Also an EW best pick. (Fox, Tue, 9:30-10pm, Sep 25)

666 Park Ave – Described as a cross between The Shining, Rosmary’s Baby, and Devil’s Advocate. Sold! This “Hotel California” building is in Manhattan but residents can move in, but never move out.  It will probably be a dud, but could be a guilty pleasure (like Dirty, Sexy, Money!) you never know.. (ABC, Sun, 10-11pm, Sep 30)

Go On – the new Matthew Perry show is funny.  Matthew lost his wife in a car accident and his boss makes him join a support group full of pretty funny people. He does his best to avoid his feelings and get everyone in the group to do the same. Trust me, it’s amusing. The pilot ran during the Olympics and it made me chuckle.  As did episode 2 last week. Check it out. (NBC, Tue 9:30pm)

Elementary – Sherlock Holmes is transplanted to the NYC and has a female Watson (Lucy Liu). It’s a CBS procedural so it is bound to be a huge hit. EW says it has crisp writing. I think a couple of my blog fans might like this one more than I will, but I am a little bit curious.. (CBS, Thu, 10-11pm, Sep 27th)

Ben & KateEW Best Pick about a brother who moves in to help his sister raise her 5 year old daughter. Described as quirky and funny. Could be cute. Stars daughter of Don Johnson (hot!) and Melanie Griffith (not hit since the plastic surgery).  (Fox, Tue, 9:30-10pm)

Last Resort – EW Best Pick. I have to check it out because of the stars. Andre Braugher (so cool) and Scott Speedman (remember him from Felicity?). Apparently, these two work well together and the pilot has “gut-tightening tension” when a sub crew defies command to set of a nuclear missle and has to hide out on an island. Doesn’t sound like something I will love , but it is an EW pick. (ABC, Thu, 8-9pm, Sep 27)

Revolution – Set 15 years after all power is zapped from the planet. A high concept show that could be the next Lost (but probably not), or another one season wonder that I love and gets canceled (FlashForward, The Event), or one that I never got in to that gets canceled (Terra Nova) This one, I will record but won’t watch unless I hear good buzz.  (NBC, Mon, 10-11pm, Sept 17)

Already this is WAY too much because I have a zillion returning shows to watch!!  Including, but not limited too: Homeland, Dexter, American Horror Story, Walking Dead, Once Upon a Time, New Girl, Parenthood, The Good Wife, Fringe, Scandal, Boardwalk Empire.  Ugh!!  When will I find time for happiness….

How do I know when everything is coming back?  I don’t have to know because my TiVo knows, but this is my favorite TV Guide Premiere Calendar which lays it all out quite nicely.

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